The Pearl of the Orient
The Pearl of the Orient
Being in Istanbul is travelling back on time to Constantinople and bringing history to life; it is being in one of the most disputed places during centuries.
If you let your mind go free, you will be able to see the crusades entering in Saint Sophia in order to receive the blessing before going to conquer the Sacred Land.
Feel like am extremely rich sultan and powerful entering in a harem in Topkapi. Or you can imagine yourself as being the favourite amongst hundreds of women, with unlimited power over all the others.
Cappadocia, land of Saint George, is waiting for you.
A region with more than 500.000 years of history, unexpected landscape with rock formations, valleys and beautiful colours, Cappadocia is a dream place.
The volcanic soil characteristic in the region is of an imaginable fertility and produces annually tons of apricots, grapes, cherries, nuts and apples that can be picked up from the tree during walks along the valleys.
The historian Herodotus was born in Bodrum and stated that Izmir region “...has the most beautiful sky and the best climate in the world.
Called as “Aegean Pearl”, Izmir is also the place where the famous epic poet Homer, author of Iliad and Odyssey, is believed to be born.
Nowadays, the third biggest city in Turkey, Izmir is the most westernized city in the country, with internationally known beaches to practice windsurf and kite surf.
Natural beauty, historic and cultural wealth, beaches that offer aquatic sports in an amazing blue sea, cascades, lakes, forests, winter sports, caves occupied by man during the Palaeolithicperiod, ruins and even carnival are some of the attractions in the Mediterranean region.
Come and play golf in Belek, area covered by pine trees with huge international standard golf courses; watch the Kemer carnival
A megalomaniac king, of a time before the Roman Empire, had cut two edges of a mountain, full of colossal statues, and their gods (all with his face), and finally ordered them to do an artificial peak crushed stone between two sets of statues. An earthquake toppled heads, but, regardless, and megalomania, watch the sun rise on the peak of Mount Nemrut, in a beautiful and full of history scenery, absorbing all that mysticism and madness, is an unforgettable experience.
Actually, Turkey is not restricted to history, archaeological sites, and monuments. Counting on a privileged geography, the country offers a huge variety of activities to the ones who like sports, whether extreme or not.
Beaches with an amazing blue sea. Mountains for hiking and winter sports. Rivers that are perfect for rafting. Incredible landscapes for paragliding. Perfect winds for sailing in a gulet.
Following some of them. Choose the ones that please you the most.
You will be surprised!
You will be surprised!
The stigma of a society of religious fanatics, with bearded men and women wearing the chador, ready to become suicide martyrs on behalf of the Islamic cause chases - and irritate - the Iranians.
The reality of the country is much more complex, with nuances and details that go far beyond what is usually the country's image abroad. Heirs of the rich and ancient Persian culture, the Iranians have great pride in their tradition in the fields of art, cuisine, music, architecture and landscape. A visit to the country reveals how delicate and diverse local culture is.
Fifth most populous city in Iran, Shiraz is known as the city of poets, gardens, wine, nightingales and flowers.
The garden is an important part of Iranian culture and say that the gardens of Persia inspired representation of the Garden of Eden.
Pasargadae was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great who had issued its construction (559–530 BC); it was also the location of his tomb. It was a city in ancient Persia, located near the city of Shiraz (in Pasargad County), and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Considered one of the world's most beautiful cities, Isfahan is the artistic capital and tourist Iran, and delights the eye with its mosques turquoise domes and minarets decorated richly worked. The Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world, is the site of meetings, picnics and walks. The palaces and city bridges are an unmissable attraction.
The travel is yours, so you get to pick what you want to do. None of our tours are inflexible, what we want is for you to have the best experience in Turkey.
You don’t like to get up early? During the great majority of the year the days are very long and the attractions are opened till 19.00, so it’s possible to be flexible with your chosen program.
You love to wake up early and rest in the afternoon? So let’s start the tour straight after breakfast and come back to the hotel earlier, in time to spend time in the city, or go for a Hamam (Turkish bath) or simply rest.
Enjoy photograph everything in all angles, even though this might avoid you doing the whole tour programme? You chose!
You can’t resist shopping? Choose with no rush what you want to take and bargain till you are satisfied.
Mad about art and want to see all possible the frescos and paintings? You only need to tell us.
You want a bit of everything? Ask your guide to establish a time in each place and come back to the vehicle when the time agreed has finished.
Let’s prepare together your tour, so you are completely satisfied at the end.
Working since 2011, Güle Güle organizes tours throughout Turkey.
Güle Güle is an expression used a lot in Turkey and its literal meaning is “smiling”. When you leave a place, they say “gule gule (git), or go smiling”.
When buying or winning something, you will hear “gule gule kullan”, or “make use of it with happiness”.
Our wish is that all of you “gule gule gezin”, or sightseeing smiling, with lots of happiness
Sedat Ikman (or Sergio for the occidental clients) was born in Goreme, Cappadocia. He is graduated in catering and between 1995 and 2000 he was the owner of a restaurant in the centre of Goreme. After that, He bought and restored during two years a property with 280 years old and in 2002 he opened a cosy hotel. Since then he has been working for the hospitality industry.
Maiza Rocha is Brazilian, translator and she is passionate about Turkey. After the first time she came to Turkey, she started to learn Turkish and ended up moving here for good in 2010.
Guilherme Siqueira is Brazilian, Forest Engineer, and loves sports and history. He chose for living a city that combines the best of both sides, Izmir, he is responsible for the agency activities in the Aegean Sea area.
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